Skip to main content

Just Purge It! (I am yelling at myself here)

Luckily the blizzard ending up being a dud. Instead of two feet we got 4-8 inches and I am fine with that. New England got slammed, but that is a pretty darn resilient part of the country so I am sure they will be a-okay.

Being stuck in the house can make you a little nuts. I mean, we have gotten outside, but these last few days have been a mix of outside, get back in. Snowballs were made and snow was eaten. Toddlers find beauty and food in everything.
The boy also has a runny nose again. Does it ever stop??? I swear this must be a permanent thing until spring.

I have also decided it was time to buck up and do a real deep cleaning purge. The reason I say buck up is I need to get rid of things I really no longer use or even look at. That being said, I got brave and began to add DVD's to the pile. Why brave you ask? Well, the joke here is that we have not had a DVD player for quite some time and for some reason, we felt the need to save movies we had bought in collective sets. It makes no sense, I know this. It is not like we can watch the darn things. We stream EVERYTHING now. So I took a few and tossed them into a bag. Not all of them as some belong to hubby and I am not sure he is ready to part with them. I did check Amazon and at this point would only get anywhere from 25 cents to maybe 75 cents for most of them. So not worth packing them up. Back when Amazon started that buy back program, we made some good money getting rid of books and DVDs, but now the market is flooded so there is really no point. We stopped buying DVDs before Blu Rays hit and that seems to be the only ones that sell. For now.

I also have old textbooks I need to toss, but am having a hard time. Why? Why can't I just get rid of the darn things? I have also waffled on tossing out old diaries and pictures. Do you see a pattern here? I have already scanned important photos and heck, I can even reprint them on Shutterfly if need be. So what is holding me back? I don't have a good answer. I think some of it stems from the idea that if I get rid of it, it never happened. Stupid as can be, but what is it I need people to know about me. That I had a crush on some guy in the eighth grade? Who cares?
I am not trying to go full on minimalist here, but some of those that practice that lifestyle do have a point. If it is in a box and you never look at it, never use it or never wear it, why are you holding on to it? So with that, I have begun making small, yet significant inroads with clearing out some forgotten clutter.

And while being house bound, if you want to get crafty and say, take up sewing, you can get some fine inspiration here at this interesting site called Unsung Sewing Patterns. There is quite an impressive archive of vintage patterns. I love the Ladies and Misses' Apron pattern from McCalls.



Popular posts from this blog

A little bit of this and a little bit of that

I have made a painting for our living room where I sewed a dress onto a canvas. Now I need pages from a decadent book, get them on there and the piece will be complete. I will take a picture once it is done to share. It was a lot of fun to do and if I knew I could make money selling them, I would do more.

We have decided to forgo a built in bookcase in the living room. While I love the whole idea of some accent piece in the living room,I would rather it be the books and art work, not the bookcase/media center that would be holding it. So now we are looking at furniture similar to this console from Ballard Design. Just at a much better price.

This display from the blog Chic Provence makes me want to grow wisteria for the rest of my life and only dine under a fabulous pergola.

Theresa Burger, I love, love, love your resin rings.

Ahhh, one of my favorite all time songs by Dead Can Dance called Indus. It is sublime.

As a former jewelry designer who knew how to work as a metalsmith and with wa…


And not necessarily a wise one. Human beings like to collect things. Whether it is comic books, Dr Who paraphernalia, baseball cards, guns or weird cat art, for some reason we have a need to hunt and gather. I am not very good at things like Ebay or Craigslist. I basically suck at bidding and I get lazy about checking every hour for the possibility that someone may have posted/listed something I want.

Until now.

Recently I have gotten a bee in my big ass bonnet to locate a great deal on the following furniture pieces.

Hoosier Cabinet

I want this awesome piece of furniture for my kitchen so I can eliminate most of my upper cabinets and have a place for flour to sift out of because that would make me so cool. Some are wood, some are retro metal, all that matters it is a multi-functional piece of art that would be amazing to own..

Pie Safe

I don't make pies and that is irrelevant to my desire for one of these.

Vintage Ice Box

Where would I even use this? I don't care. We can addres…

Irish pensioner living in a 280-year-old cottage with no modern conveniences

Irish pensioner who lives like we all used to back in the day. Good for her. Read here.

Sometimes it is best to disconnect. To get back to the land, to remove ourselves from the news, read a book, or just take a walk and be present.

Side note: I have to admit that running water and flush toilets are my most favorite inventions so camping is clearly out for me. :)

Have a great day.